Foliage Follow Up is hosted by Pam at Digging on the day after Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day each month to remind us of the important role foliage plays in our gardens. I cheated a little there too.
This week, I'd planned, well in advance, what I was going to put in a vase for this post but then we visited Molbak's (90% off all holiday merchandise) and I noticed these which, at first, didn't really appeal to me. Nonetheless, one was allowed to ride in my cart for a while. A delightful worker saw it in my cart and decided to advise me about plant possibilities and went about grabbing plants and plopping them in. We were both having fun so I didn't bother telling her that I didn't need another plant. Eventually, we came up with something that was pleasant and whimsical enough.
Then, over in the cacti and succulent area was this windblown-looking Euphorbia flanaganii. The other plant was quickly re-shelved. I already have one of these but it's far to big for this pot and they're such fun and easy plants that everyone could use another, right?
Here they are together.
Throw in a bow left from the flowers my sisters sent a couple of weeks ago et voilà, a lady on a windy winter day
Many thanks to Cathy and Pam for hosting and for putting up with my cheating ways!